Author: Iris Gonzalez

Iris Gonzalez is a writer based in San Antonio, Texas, covering innovation in emerging tech, cybersecurity, and bioscience startup companies in San Antonio.
SA Chamber’s Will Garrett to Join Port San Antonio as New Cybersecurity Development VP
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SA Chamber’s Will Garrett to Join Port San Antonio as New Cybersecurity Development VP

Port San Antonio has scored a strategic hire to catapult its cybersecurity business development. Will Garrett joins the Port Tuesday as its new vice president and director of cybersecurity development.  Garrett comes to the Port from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce where he was the executive director of the Chamber's Cybersecurity San Antonio for almost four years. His portfolio at the Chamber focused on the growth and development of the local cybersecurity industry and advocacy for legislative issues impacting the sector. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has promoted deputy Amanda Keammerer to acting director of Cybersecurity San Antonio. Previously, Garrett led the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Department where he managed federal and state advocacy e...
The Health Cell State of the Industry Highlights Bioscience and Healthcare Innovation
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The Health Cell State of the Industry Highlights Bioscience and Healthcare Innovation

If you want to know about the cutting edge of bioscience and healthcare in San Antonio, mark your calendar for the evening of January 30. That night the annual State of the Industry will feature speakers sharing five compelling San Antonio healthcare and bioscience stories. The Health Cell is the San Antonio-based nonprofit organization focused on professional development and collaboration within San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience fields. It hosts the annual event to shine a light on the breadth and depth of innovation pursued by some of the city's game-changing researchers, entrepreneurs, and organizations. “This is a great representation of the advancements being made across San Antonio’s healthcare and bioscience sectors,” said Pratap Khanwilkar, The Health Cell president and...
Chargify Grows As SaaS Companies Need More Flexible Billing
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Chargify Grows As SaaS Companies Need More Flexible Billing

Consumers like fixed pricing and an easy payment process when it’s time to spend money on recurring purchases. That explains why the subscription model of billing for services has exploded over the past decade. Starting in the business-to-business (B2B) software to consumer services, subscription billing has become the business model for products and services from shaving supplies to online streaming video and more. Benefits for companies using the subscription billing model include better customer retention, higher lifetime value from customers, and more predictable revenues. Customized subscription billing can get complicated pretty quickly, however. Get it wrong, and a bad customer experience could mean lost clients and revenue. That’s where Chargify comes in as a leader in the su...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of January 14, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of January 14, 2019

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering, thanks to the San Antonio Business Calendar. SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. The SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors. If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com. IAAP San Antonio Branch - We Lead Up Presented by: International Association of Administrative Profession...
Trinity University Students Launch Smart Pill Bottle for Clinical Trials—PATCH
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Trinity University Students Launch Smart Pill Bottle for Clinical Trials—PATCH

Conducting clinical drug trials data can be challenging and gets expensive when it comes to collecting enough verified data on patients taking medicine correctly. Two Trinity University students are launching a smart pill bottle that could revolutionize clinical trials and possibly help prevent drug abuse of potentially addicting pain medication. PATCH, or Pill Administering Technology for Compliant Healthcare, is an internet-connected pill bottle that gives clinical trial researchers the ability to track a patient remotely. Two student co-founders submitted the PATCH concept to Trinity University’s annual Louis H. Stumberg Venture Competition, a two-part pitch competition hosted each spring and the fall. PATCH’s Andrew Aertker ’19 is majoring in computer science while Gavin Buchanan, ’...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of January 7, 2019
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of January 7, 2019

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering, thanks to the San Antonio Business Calendar. SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. The SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors. If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com. Geekdom's Fireside Chat Featuring Robert Miggins, Jason Pittman Presented by Geekdom Welcome to Geekdo...
Tailored for Smaller Businesses, CyberFortress Delivers New Kind of Cyber Insurance
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Tailored for Smaller Businesses, CyberFortress Delivers New Kind of Cyber Insurance

Most insurance providers tend to tailor their cyber insurance policies for large-scale enterprises. Business owners usually must pay large annual premiums upfront for oftentimes confusing coverage options that lack historical data to quantify cybersecurity risks. Most policies do not cover cyber-instigated business interruption which can lead to significant losses in online revenue. If the company files a claim, the investigation can take many months during which the owner must survive financially before receiving a payout on an insurance policy. Lacking the robust reserves of larger companies, small- or medium-sized business owners may face bankruptcy in the aftermath of a cyber event. “Applying analog methods to quantify digital risk just doesn’t work—actuary tables for cyber risk...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 31, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 31, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering, thanks to the San Antonio Business Calendar. SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. The SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors. If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com. SAMSAT Saturdays – Open to the public Presented by Port San Antonio The San Antonio Museum of Science ...
San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 24, 2018
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San Antonio Startup Events for the Week of December 24, 2018

Interested in San Antonio startup events? Here are some entrepreneurial events scheduled for this week in San Antonio of interest to those innovators working in tech, science, and engineering. SABusinessCalendar.com co-founders Matthew Espinoza and Michael Espinoza provide a vital resource for San Antonio’s business community listing by compiling upcoming business events in San Antonio. The SA Business Calendar lists over 150 business events every week from different industry sectors. If you are interested in their full list of business events, sign up for the SA Business Calendar weekly events newsletter at www.sabusinesscalendar.com. There are no technology, cyber, or bioscience startup events this week. We wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday!  SAMSAT Saturdays – Open to the ...
BioMed SA Unveils Strategic Plan for Bioscience and Healthcare Sectors
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BioMed SA Unveils Strategic Plan for Bioscience and Healthcare Sectors

BioMed SA unveiled its detailed action plan to identify, develop and recommend specific opportunities for growing San Antonio’s biomedical sector. Highlights from the industry action plan were presented to healthcare and bioscience local stakeholders at the organization’s annual membership meeting Tuesday morning. BioMed SA is a nonprofit organization established in 2005 to raise the visibility of San Antonio's biomedical and healthcare sectors.  During the last decade, the organization's mission has evolved to include economic development, BioMed SA president Ann Stevens said. The industry action plan is part of the City of San Antonio’s overall strategic plan for economic development called Forefront SA. Working in concert with consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, BioMed SA’s ...